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Prince William joins an ‘utterly honoured’ Dame Deborah James for ‘tea and champagne’ in her garden as she raises £5m

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Deborah James has shared a series of snaps with Prince William after the Duke of Cambridge visited her at her family home. Earlier today, it was revealed that Deborah - who is tragically dying of bowel cancer - has raised a staggering £5 million in a matter of days for Cancer Research, sparking people to campaign for her to be made a Dame.

Sharing photos with the Prince on Instagram, Deborah, 40, gushed over how "surreal" it was to meet the 39 year old Royal. "Prince William actually came to our family house today!!

I am utterly honoured that he joined us for afternoon tea and champagne, where he not only spent a generous amount of time talking to my whole family but also honoured me with my Damehood," she began.

Get exclusive celebrity stories and fabulous photoshoots straight to your inbox with OK!'s daily newsletter. You can sign up at the top of the page. "It’s quite surreal having a royal pop in at home, and yes you can imagine the cleaning antics and preparation went off the scale - but it was all irrelevant because William was so kind and he put us all at ease. "He is clearly passionate about improving oncology outcomes as the President of the Royal Marsden.

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